Obama addresses clean energy research - Tucson News Now

Obama addresses clean energy research

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

President Obama spoke to workers at the Argonne National Factory in Illinois today in an effort to encourage Congress to authorize money for clean energy research.

The Commander-in-Chief toured the non-profit research laboratory run by the University of Chicago for the Department of Energy, addressing the effects of the sequester's forced federal budget cuts on research and development.

"I want the next job-creating breakthroughs, whether it's in energy or non-technology or bioengineering," Obama said. "I want those breakthroughs to be right here in the United States of America, creating American jobs and maintaining our technological lead."

Argonne employs more than 1,200 scientists and engineers, who focus in vehicle technology research.

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